I just turned down an opportunity to do something. My friend accepted gingerly and sent me this vaguely familiar YouTube thing by Baz Luhrmann which is based on a 1997 Chigago Tribune column by Mary Schmich titled “Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young”. As far as pithy designs-for-life go, I think it is excellent. I’m thinking of acting on it to the letter.
But I can’t find the column now. Maybe there was an inaccuracy?
Here it is on The Full Text. And here’s the vid.
Update: And here, from William Burroughs via Matt P in the comments, is something I wish I’d found myself.
Update 2: And this from (the?) Quentin Crisp
Oh, there’s plenty more, if you look.